How to find out if someone is in custody in the Tarrant County Jail
Tarrant County Inmate Search
- Search the Tarrant County Inmate Search page.
- Call Tarrant County Jail Information: (817) 884-3116 and (817) 884-3117.
- Visit the Tarrant County Jail at 100 N Lamar St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
- Call the Mansfield Jail at 817-804-5731.
- Check the Mansfield Law Enforcement Center, 1601 Heritage Parkway, Mansfield, Texas 76063
- Look up inmates in Mansfield Jail.
What happens when you are booked into Tarrant County?
So you have been arrested, handcuffed, placed in the back of a patrol car, and transported to a local jail. What happens when you are booked into jail in Tarrant County? Now comes the booking process. The booking process refers to the taking of your name, age, address, and arrest. This information is compiled and entered into a computer where it will remain attached a County Identification Number (CID). This number is unique to you and will attach you to all of your Tarrant County cases for the rest of your life. It will be the best reference number for you to locate any of your past or pending cases.
Once you arrive at jail, you will be asked to identify yourself. Next, you will be questioned, fingerprinted, given an iris scan and photographed for jail records. Every person brought to the Tarrant County Jail is subject to an iris scan at the time of their booking. Your prints could be run against a number of databases across the country to check for additional warrants or outstanding cases.
When you enter into the jail you will be searched, more thoroughly than in the field, and forced to turn over any personal items. The level of search will depend upon the severity or type of offense. If suspected of carrying, you may be strip searched for drugs or weapons. If you’ve been arrested for a drug offense in the past, you will most likely be strip searched. Next, depending upon your length of expected confinement, you may be given a set of jail clothes to change into. The following clothing items will be provided to you: a jail uniform, a pair of sandals, a mattress, a mattress cover, a towel, and a blanket.
It is important to remember that everything you bring into a jail cell with you can and will be searched. All the personal items you bring into a correctional facility will be placed in storage. If you bring contraband into a correctional facility, you could be charged with a felony offense. Moreover, prosecutors can check your property at the jail and request the jail’s property inventory to later use what they find against you in court. If you have evidence of illegal activity or contraband, like marijuana, prescription drugs, or counterfeit money, then leave those items in your car. For example, if your cell phone is in your purse but it is sitting next to a counterfeit $20 you picked up the week before, then do not ask the Fort Worth police officer to get your cell phone for you so you can take it to the jail. Specifically, in a Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) investigation, things like bar receipts showing alcohol purchases you leave in your pocket can be used against you in court when found during the search.
Next, jail personnel will complete a medical intake form. This form will include a basic physical evaluation. If you were arrested under suspicion for DWI then whether you appear intoxicated will be included in this basic evaluation. You will be asked a series of questions about your medical history and physical well-being. Any answers you provide could reveal potentially incriminating facts about yourself. Because these are basic identifying questions, you are not protected under the 5th Amendment during this process.
Where will an inmate be housed in Tarrant County?
You will either be booked in first at a city jail facility or you might be processed at a Tarrant County Jail facility. If you’re first brought to Tarrant County, you will be processed at the Tarrant County Correction Center downtown Fort Worth at 200 Taylor St. Fort Worth, Texas. However, after the booking process, you may be transferred to the Mansfield Jail or to one of the other four Tarrant County Jail System Facilities: Belknap Facility, Greenbay Facility, Cold Spring Unit, and Lon Evan Corrections Center. Where you housed will depend upon your criminal history, the type of charged for which you are booked in, your age, medical condition, and behavior while in custody. Once you are assigned to a facility, you will be assigned to a bed and provided basic hygiene items.
When can a person visit an inmate?
Visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The signing up of visitors shall begin 30 minutes prior to the start of visiting hours. Visitors will not be processed after 8:30 p.m
How to put money on someone’s books:
Money deposits for inmates are accepted:
Monday – Sunday
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tarrant County Corrections Center
100 N. Lamar – 3rd floor
Fort Worth, TX 76196
How to address mail:
Address letters to an inmate as follows:
Sender’s first name and last name
Sender’s home address
City, State, Zip Code
Inmates full name and CID number
C/O Tarrant County Jail
100 N. Lamar
Fort Worth, Texas 76196
Where can I post a bond for someone in Tarrant County Custody?
Bonds may be posted at any time at the Bond Desk, Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196. Call the Tarrant County Jail Inmate Information Line 817-884-3116, to determine if bond has been set and the amount of the bond.
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorneys
Varghese Summersett PLLC is here to assist you when you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Tarrant County, Texas. We handle all levels of state criminal offenses. This includes driving while intoxicated cases, white collar crimes, drug crimes, and crimes against persons or property. To discuss the specifics of your case, call our office today at 817-203-2220.